Michele Borba

Erin welcomes back author and educational psychologist Michele Borba, Ed.D., to discuss how teaching kids empathy can prevent bullying (including cyberbullying) and is vital for children’s mental health. Dr. Borba is the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World and Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Listen to …

Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure

Do you catch yourself hovering over your children to ensure their success? Are you worried you’re not giving them enough room to fail and learn from their mistakes? In this episode of the Girls that Create podcast on Word of Mom Radio, host Erin Prather Stafford welcomes back author Jessica Lahey for a chat about …

Mothers' Dieting Habits on Daughters

Weight loss is one of the most common health and appearance-related goals. Women and teen girls are especially likely to pursue dieting to achieve weight loss goals even though a great deal of research shows that dieting doesn’t work over the long term. We are a developmental psychologist and a social psychologist who together wrote …

Pocket Teaches Kids Financial Skills

Welcome to our series that celebrates the power of creativity and financial literacy in girls. Through insightful articles, we explore the importance of teaching girls financial skills, empowering them to make informed decisions, pursue their passions, and build a secure future. Join us as we delve into the intersection of creativity and finance so you …

Sacred Feminine Wisdom Can Heal Parents' Stressed-out Lives

Andrea Menard is the author of Seeds from the Sacred Feminine: A 52-Card Wisdom Deck with Handbook. She is an accomplished Métis singer, storyteller, speaker, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. Menard contributed the following guest post. You can listen to our interview with her on the Girls That Create podcast.  A …

visiting an art gallery with kids

In our house we have a favourite story about the time our toddler was dragged from the National Portrait Gallery kicking and screaming “I want to see more paintings!!!” She needed lunch, we had to go, but she really loved the “Nick Cave Gallery”, as she called it, with his luminous portrait by Howard Arkley …

What Does ‘Good Enough Parenting’ Look Like

There is a huge amount of pressure on parents today – from feeding babies the “best organic purees” to making sure older children get all the developmental opportunities they could possibly need, while of course documenting the whole thing on Instagram. There is also no shortage of advice about how to go about this. Just …

Three Activities to Help Your Child Think Like an Artist

As a visual artist and educator, I know how important it is to encourage your child to think and behave like an artist. But this is not necessarily about drawing or painting in a particular way. The habits of an artist include the ability to generate ideas, trust in creative processes, be comfortable with ambiguity, …

teen girls and social media

Experts say the relationship between social media, self comparison, body image and self harm mean that there’s no singular culprit in the youth mental health crisis. In May, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a new advisory on the effects social media usage can have on teen mental health, specifically calling attention to the way it …

Five Ideas to Help Reclaim Rest

Does the thought of non-stop guests, endless social gatherings and too-full days make you want to grab a blanket and head to the nearest cave? You’re not alone! That’s why life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau shared the following guest post with Girls That Create on five ideas to help reclaim rest. This year …